President Sisi orders expanding COVID-19 vaccination campaigns



Tue, 16 Nov 2021 - 08:35 GMT


Tue, 16 Nov 2021 - 08:35 GMT

CAIRO – 16 November 2021: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Tuesday issued directives for expanding COVID-19 vaccination campaigns for citizens, and facilitating relevant procedures.

President Sisi's orders came during his meeting with Presidential Adviser for Health Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag el Din, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.

Sisi also instructed to proceed with awareness raising campaigns for all citizens as regards anti-coronavirus precautionary measures, especially in crowded places like government bodies, universities, and schools.

The meeting tackled the current epidemiological situation across the country and the government's measures to contain the spread of the virus.

Tag el Din told the president that the epidemiological situation is under control amid the approach of winter and the relative increase in the number of coronavirus cases.

Presidential Adviser for Health Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag el Din said on Monday Egypt has all kinds of approved coronavirus vaccines enough for vaccinating all citizens.

Speaking to DMC TV channel, he said the state announced that it started clinical trials for the first home-made coronavirus vaccine (COVI-VAX).

The decision on preventing unvaccinated civil servants from entering their workplaces has been issued after making sure that all kinds of vaccines are available, he reiterated.

He explained that vaccinated citizens may be revaccinated since the coronavirus vaccines are effective for 6-9 months.

The adviser noted that the peak of the fourth wave of Covid-19 has not been reached yet.





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